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Confirmed gameweek 15 Premier League team news and manager quotes for every club

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Sports Mole rounds up every Premier League club's confirmed team news ahead of gameweek 15, and what their managers have had to say about their injury situations.
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ARSENAL

Gameweek 15 opponents: Luton (A)

Out: Thomas Partey (thigh), Fabio Vieira (groin), Jurrien Timber (knee), Emile Smith Rowe (knee)

Doubtful: Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf)

Mikel Arteta quotes: "We assessed [Tomiyasu] after the game, we took him off as a precaution so we'll wait. Whether it's useful to use him or not, we will decide. He's a strong boy and hopefully he'll be fine.

"After [Ben White's] injury and the way we decided to manage his load, he's feeling perfect and back to fitness. He played some minutes and he's now in a good place."



ASTON VILLA

Gameweek 15 opponents: Man City (H)

Out: Emiliano Buendia (knee), Tyrone Mings (knee), Bertrand Traore (muscle)

Doubtful: None

Unai Emery quotes: "Every day is important in terms of how the players are recovering after the last match. I can't know today how the players are going to be. We are going to meet tomorrow morning and decide.

"Some players are tired and have small pains but I think tomorrow the players are going to be available and ready, because every player wants to play in matches like this."



BOURNEMOUTH

Gameweek 15 opponents: Crystal Palace (A)

Out: Tyler Adams (thigh), Alex Scott (knee), Ryan Fredericks (calf), Max Aarons (hamstring), Emiliano Marcondes (ankle), Darren Randolph (ill), Lloyd Kelly (muscle)

Doubtful: None

Andoni Iraola quotes: "We have to wait because it's very tight between games. We have a couple of players who are not feeling very well with colds and feeling a little bit poorly but I hope everyone is ready again to help us against Palace.

"These are the decisions you have to make. We still don't know the starting XI for tomorrow, I want to see how they train and the energy levels. We have to consider we are playing three games this week, demanding games. I hope everyone is ready whether they start or whether they play second half because we will need everyone."



BRENTFORD

Gameweek 15 opponents: Brighton (A)

Out: Rico Henry (knee), Aaron Hickey (hamstring), Ivan Toney (suspended), Kevin Schade (adductor), Nathan Collins (ankle), Christian Norgaard (suspended), Kristoffer Ajer (foot)

Doubtful: Mikkel Damsgaard (knee), Joshua Dasilva (hamstring), Mathias Jensen (adductor)

Thomas Frank quotes: "Kristoffer Ajer will unfortunately be out, probably for some weeks, with a foot issue.

"Jensen will be touch and go, we are hoping he will be available for the game. Mikkel Damsgaard can be selected for the squad, so that's a positive.

"It seems, like everything, we go under the radar, but we have had key players out for a long period of the season, players that would normally be starters.

"We're probably missing, if you take Ivan Toney into that, close to five starters, maybe more.

"But it's not only the starters, in a three-game week like this, you want to bring in different players; I'm a big believer of using all five substitutes as well, so it will also change games tactically.

"We've been extremely unlucky and big credit to the players who have been available."



BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

Gameweek 15 opponents: Brentford (H)

Out: Danny Welbeck (unspecified), Solly March (knee), Julio Enciso (knee), Mahmoud Dahoud (suspended), Pervis Estupinan (thigh), Adam Webster (knock), Tariq Lamptey (thigh), Ansu Fati (thigh), Lewis Dunk (suspended)

Doubtful: None

Roberto De Zerbi quotes: "Today and tomorrow we analyse the situation, but I don't want to take risks with potential new injuries. At the moment the squad that played in Stamford Bridge can play again.

"[Kaoru] Mitoma can play again because he played 65 minutes in Athens and it was a big risk to play with him for much time. Tomorrow he can play, he can start the game. We will see tomorrow morning."



BURNLEY

Gameweek 15 opponents: Wolves (A)

Out: Lyle Foster (mental health), Jordan Beyer (suspended)

Doubtful: Arijanet Muric (illness), Jack Cork (calf), Josh Cullen (knock)

Club statement: "Manager Vincent Kompany confirmed the Clarets will be without midfielder Josh Cullen again on Tuesday after the Ireland international also missed Saturday's win over Sheffield United.

"Kompany also stated that Jack Cork remains a doubt for the trip after recovering from a calf injury.

"Arijanet Muric could return to the Burnley squad following his absence over the last two games through illness.

"Defender Jordan Beyer will miss the game through suspension after receiving a fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday."



CHELSEA

Gameweek 15 opponents: Man United (A)

Out: Wesley Fofana (knee), Ben Chilwell (thigh), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), Christopher Nkunku (knee), Romeo Lavia (ankle), Noni Madueke (unspecified), Lesley Ugochukwu (unspecified), Malo Gusto (tendon), Conor Gallagher (suspended)

Doubtful: None

Mauricio Pochettino quotes: "We hope soon [for Nkunku's return]. Sometimes we become excited when we see him out on the training pitch and we want to have the player as soon as possible, but we need to be careful.

"Romeo [Lavia] is doing well but he is not going to be involved for tomorrow."



CRYSTAL PALACE

Gameweek 15 opponents: Bournemouth (H)

Out: Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh), Dean Henderson (thigh), Eberechi Eze (ankle), Cheick Doucoure (Achilles), Rob Holding (ankle)

Doubtful: Jeffrey Schlupp (personal reasons)

Roy Hodgson quotes: "Nothing has changed, [Eze] still has an ankle injury. He is pushing hard to get fit as soon as he possibly can, but as of yet unfortunately he hasn't been able to turn that corner which will enable him to declare himself fit to train with the team and to play.

"We are monitoring it on a daily basis. If we are lucky, it will be much quicker than was predicted, and if we are unlucky it might be even longer than was predicted, we just don't know.

"He is certainly very keen to get back as soon as he possibly can, and we will continue monitoring it on a daily basis.

"There is absolutely no disparity between him and the medical team – I was trying to make a point [in the post-match press conference after the draw at West Ham United] on how keen he was to get back.

"It will take the time it takes, and he understands that.

"[Schlupp] is available – it is good news. It is an area where unfortunately we have lost two very good players, two very important players for us.

"When you lose two players of the importance of Ebere Eze and [Cheick] Doucouré in the same area of the field, it is going to stretch your squad."



EVERTON

Gameweek 15 opponents: Newcastle (H)

Out: Dele Alli (groin)

Doubtful: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (muscle), Amadou Onana (calf), Andre Gomes (calf)

Sean Dyche quotes: "Dom is showing good signs today of being right, so he will come back into the thinking.

"Amadou is only just back on the grass so it's touch-and-go with our decision around him.

"Andre has had a very frustrating season so far but he got a run out last week of 60-odd minutes, which is good. There is a bit more to come from him, I think, to be fully fit.

"I've spoken clearly recently about the different style of full-backs we've got and the mixture we've got. Mykolenko is developing all of the time and getting stronger; Young with his age is similar but also a bit different to Seamus; then obviously Patterson maturing as a player.

"There is a good feel about the full-back areas. We wanted that balance and I think we've got that balance - and the demand, which I think is important. Who gets the shirt and who is playing is not just [dictated by] the individual, but the team, the way the team shapes up and how its performing."



FULHAM

Gameweek 15 opponents: Nott'm Forest (H)

Out: Rodrigo Munoz (knee), Issa Diop (ankle), Adama Traore (hamstring), Tyrese Francois (unspecified)

Doubtful: None

Club statement: "Rodrigo Muniz, Adama Traore and Issa Diop are making progress, but remain out for this game."



LIVERPOOL

Gameweek 15 opponents: Sheffield United (A)

Out: Thiago Alcantara (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Diogo Jota (leg), Alisson Becker (hamstring), Joel Matip (ankle)

Doubtful: None

Jurgen Klopp quotes: "[Joel Matip's ankle injury] doesn't look good. The scan is not done yet. We don't know how long.

"[Diogo Jota] was running yesterday, outside. Everything is going in the right direction, but he is not in team training.

"Alisson is closer, but will not be involved tomorrow."



LUTON TOWN

Gameweek 15 opponents: Arsenal (H)

Out: Mads Andersen (hamstring), Dan Potts (hamstring), Albert Sambi Lokonga (hamstring), Reece Burke (hamstring), Marvelous Nakamba (knee)

Doubtful: Cauley Woodrow (calf), Teden Mengi (knee), Alfie Doughty (hip), Tom Lockyer (back)

Rob Edwards quotes: "Teden Mengi is a slight doubt, but he's a little bit more positive, we're hopeful on him. He is in contention, he's out there on the grass today which is a real positive for us so hopefully there'll be no reaction.

"Alfie [Doughty]'s been progressing really well so we're hoping to have him as part of the group as well. He felt his hip the other day, just before training started. He travelled with us and had treatment at the hotel, so we'll see how he is.

"Marv [Nakamba] is probably just a bit too soon at the moment, but he's another one who's doing well, so we'll hope to have him available at the weekend.

"Fingers crossed, we're going the right way about it now. The medical guys have had a busy period, like a lot of clubs, but we're hopefully coming out of the worst of it and we could be in a really strong place coming into this congested period."



MANCHESTER CITY

Gameweek 15 opponents: Aston Villa (A)

Out: Kevin De Bruyne (hamstring), Matheus Nunes (muscle), Rodri (suspended), Jack Grealish (suspended)

Doubtful: Jeremy Doku (muscle)

Pep Guardiola quotes: "We can't deny how important [Rodri] is but he is not there. He is suspended like Jack [Grealish], so we will find the best solution to compete against Aston Villa.

"[Kalvin Phillips] has a chance. Today I have to see training in the afternoon to see how the players are. The decision will be made tomorrow.

"[Stones] was ready last game and he is ready now. If you ask me if John Stones can play as a holding midfielder, I say yes. Yes, he can play there. Manuel Akanji as well. Nathan Ake as well.

"We have training this afternoon. Afterwards, we will talk with the doctors [about Doku], then we will see."



MANCHESTER UNITED

Gameweek 15 opponents: Chelsea (H)

Out: Casemiro (hamstring), Lisandro Martinez (foot), Jonny Evans (hamstring), Christian Eriksen (knee), Jadon Sancho (banished), Amad Diallo (knee), Tyrell Malacia (knee)

Doubtful: Mason Mount (calf)

Erik ten Hag quotes: "There are some positives. But not back already in the squad.

"[It'll be the same group as the Newcastle game], more or less, yeah. But I think we can pick the team, so we have a choice.

"So [it's] a selection and players have to prove themselves all the time. It's not that we are without players. I think, every time, we can put out a strong selection."



NEWCASTLE UNITED

Gameweek 15 opponents: Everton (A)

Out: Sandro Tonali (suspended), Sven Botman (knee), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Matt Targett (hamstring), Dan Burn (back), Elliot Anderson (back), Harvey Barnes (foot), Jacob Murphy (shoulder), Javi Manquillo (groin), Joe Willock (Achilles), Sean Longstaff (ankle), Nick Pope (shoulder)

Doubtful: Anthony Gordon (groin)

Eddie Howe quotes: "He's (Nick Pope) had a couple of appointments visiting specialists. I'm awaiting final news on what's going to happen. We anticipate he'll be operated on and there's no doubt he needs an operation so he'll be out for a period of time.

"The operation hasn't happened yet but we're thinking roughly around four months so a big blow to us but one we expected after the game as soon as you saw the dislocation. We were fearing the worst.

"I think he'd been in the best form that he's been in since being at the football club. He's naturally down because it's at a stage where we have so many games, with huge games coming up. He's got the Euros ahead of him which he was determined to try and be involved in and there's still a chance for that for him.

"His main determination is to come back for us and you never know what situation we'll be at that stage of the season. We were thinking of him in that situation because it was another strange injury, with no reason for that to happen in that moment.

"We really believe in Martin [Dubravka]. I've always had that high opinion of him. Yes, we brought in Nick and wanted to build competition for places and a squad that we felt could really carry us to great success but Martin is a high-class goalkeeper.

"He's a brilliant shot-stopper and very good with his feet and distribution so no hesitation about bringing Martin into the team and I hope he does really well. The whole goalkeeping department has been very strong. They've all supported Nick which has been great to see because you want that support for the person that is playing.

"They've all performed to a very high level, individually, in training themselves to keep pushing each other to give better performances. I think Martin is experienced enough to know football can change so quickly."



NOTTINGHAM FOREST

Gameweek 15 opponents: Fulham (A)

Out: Taiwo Awoniyi (groin)

Doubtful: Willy Boly (knock), Chris Wood (knock), Danio (illness), Murillo (thigh)

Steve Cooper quotes: "Willy [Boly] obviously came off at half time the other day and Danilo has been quite poorly with an illness.

"Murillo limped off and Chris Wood did well to get through the game as well with a hyper extended knee in the first half.

"There are a few bumps and bruises from the Everton game, so whether they'll be available or not, we'll see."



SHEFFIELD UNITED

Gameweek 15 opponents: Liverpool (H)

Out: Chris Basham (foot), Rhian Brewster (knee), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh), John Egan (ankle), Tom Davies (thigh), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Oliver McBurnie (suspended), George Baldock (hamstring)

Doubtful: None

Chris Wilder quotes: "There are certain aspects that we need to get back to and the biggest one is connecting with the supporters. There is a feeling recently that that's been lost, that the players have lost the trust of the supporters and they need to earn that back.

"I'm going to give it my all. I'm more enthusiastic and more determined than I have ever been in my life and I think Sheffield United are getting me at my best.

"You have to feel the failure and pain to make you better and I certainly have. I'm not arrogant enough to know there is a hell of a lot of work to be put in and we have to earn the trust of the players and supporters back. This is a huge challenge, I am rubbing my hands together."

"A lot of things go off without people knowing what's gone off. Shortly after I left, I received messages from Prince Abdullah wishing me [well] and even as a reference for future jobs [such as at Fenerbahce]. That shows what Prince Abdullah has been about.

"We've created some great memories [here]. We know there's an opportunity. We have the tags of underdogs. We know the narrative. We pick up papers and read stuff. Only we can change that narrative. We are going to try to do it for us and this football club.

"I think the Covid season affected us more than any other club. The fans were turning losses into draws and draws into wins."



TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

Gameweek 15 opponents: West Ham (H)

Out: Ivan Perisic (knee), Micky van de Ven (hamstring), James Maddison (ankle), Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring), Manor Solomon (knee), Richarlison (hip), Alfie Whiteman (ankle), Ashley Phillips (ankle), Rodrigo Bentancur (ankle), Pape Sarr (unspecified)

Doubtful: Eric Dier (muscle)

Ange Postecoglou quotes: "Probably tomorrow (our clash with West Ham) might be a bit too quick for [Sarr], but he should be available for Sunday.

"In terms of from last week, (Cristian) Romero is back and available, which is great and everyone else got through the game well off the weekend. The rest of the injuries are more longer term."



WEST HAM UNITED

Gameweek 15 opponents: Spurs (A)

Out: Michail Antonio (knee)

Doubtful: Kurt Zouma (personal reasons)

David Moyes quotes: "There is no Antonio, he's not back fit yet. Kurt Zouma is back in training and we're happy to have him back.

"He's been fine. It's been a terrible situation but the club are supporting him really well. It's horrible, as nobody should be broken into. Hopefully, with the reward being put up, the people will be arrested for it."



WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS

Gameweek 15 opponents: Burnley (H)

Out: Pedro Neto (hamstring), Joe Hodge (shoulder), Rayan Ait Nouri (ankle), Jonny (training incident)

Doubtful: Jose Sa (back)

Gary O'Neil quotes: "[Jose] Sa did some training [on Monday], so we'll do a last few checks on him but he felt fine, so we're hopeful Jose will be fine. Rayan [Ait-Nouri]'s doing well. Tomorrow will be too early but hope to have him available at the weekend. Hopefully he can play a part against Nottingham Forest.

"Pedro [Neto]'s still working his way up to speed, so not with us yet, but it is getting closer. He's excited, he's got a bounce in his step and smile on his face around training, so he's getting closer."


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26186263253860
2Manchester CityMan City26185359263359
3Arsenal26184462233958
4Aston Villa26164656352152
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs25145652381447
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd26142103636044
7Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2610974941839
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham2611694046-639
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves26115104040038
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle26114115445937
11Chelsea25105104241135
12Fulham2695123642-632
13Crystal Palace2677123144-1328
14Bournemouth2577113347-1428
15Everton2687112834-625
16Brentford2674153748-1125
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2666143448-1424
18Luton TownLuton2555153551-1620
19Burnley2634192558-3313
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2634192266-4413
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